Truffle Hunting in the Piedmont
Travel does not get more local than digging in the dirt along some of Italy’s most hallowed ground to find some of mother nature’s most valuable gifts to cooking.
Ciclismo Classico, a leading outfitter of cycling vacations around the globe, is offering a gastronomically-focused Piedmont cycling tour this fall. Guests will stay in family-run 4-star hotels, dine at the best local restaurants, and pedal through the vineyards and villages of Piedmont. The historic food and wine regions of Gavi, Acqui Terme, Alba, and lower Monferrato will serve as the focal points of this seven-day tour that will include 165 miles of bicycling, exploring, sipping, soaking and tasting.
Dates: 09/30/15 – 10/06/15 and 10/10/15 – 10/16/15
Rates: Starting at $4,595
San Francisco All-Inclusive Hotel Treats and Suites
While nabbing a hotel room in San Francisco can be tough enough most times of the year, there are still bargains to be found if you know where to look. Villa Florence, centrally located in Union Square, has all-inclusive packages starting at $281 per night. The package includes valet parking, breakfast for two and a free room upgrade – plus acomplimentary Limoncello and biscotti at check in.
Incentives for Summer Vacations in the Bahamas
Just in time for the busy summer season the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina has a new Booking Program offering a $50 bonus to U.S. agents who book their clients into a superior oceanfront room for a minimum of three nights.
Valid now through December 15th, 2015, this bonus allows travel agents to earn additional revenue per booking in addition to their regular commission. In addition, agents who want to visit can receive a special rate of US$99 per night, per room for their own stays year-round. Agents must mention IATAN Booking Program when inquiring. The offer applies to all new bookings through December 15, 2015 and the bonus is paid after the client travels.
The 89-room resort located on 40 acres of beach front property in the Out Islands of the Bahamas is a 50-minute flight from major airports in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Miami. The resort features: two pools, fitness center, two tennis courts, two restaurants and bars, a 200 slip marina, kids program and complimentary non-motored water sporting equipment.
Raffles Round-the-World Buffet of Packages
For The Luxury Lover
Complete with a roundtrip helicopter airport transfer and champagne greeting, travelers escape to the cosmopolitan Raffles Istanbul and join the likes of global glitterati and top celebrities in The Raffles Suite. With stunning views overlooking two continents and two seas, the 4,478 square foot paradise offers two bedrooms, a fitness room, entertainment room, meeting room, study and dressing room complete the expansive space. Also includes: private chef’s table, couples massages, 30-minute private yacht or helicopter tour, personalized amenities as well as packing and unpacking services by a Raffles butler. Prices start from 25,000 EUR.
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris is known for offering some very “suite” incentives: Three nights at “Le Prive”, the most luxurious private residences in Paris located in a secluded section of the hotel. The notable space features over 3,767 square feet of glamour with a private gym, kitchen and private access to the spa. Package includes exclusive helicopter escapes to major castles of the Loire Valley, or flights over Normandy or flights to the picturesque Burgundy. Prices start from 20,000 EUR.
For music lovers Le Royal Monceau offers a private jazz concert with a pianist in the exclusive “Ray Charles” Lifestyle Suite with the “Jazz It Up” package. This 1,130 square foot suites has a private entrance, opulent bedroom, walk-in closet, and a white marble bathroom. The open living room gives the ideal combination of culture and relaxation with its plush sofa and concealed large-screen television, hand-crafted furniture designed by Philippe Starck, Art Deco pieces from the hotel’s private collection complement the space. Prices from EUR 2,950 per night.
For The Historian
Raffles Singapore is celebrating the country’s’50th Anniversary with the SG50 Celebratory Suite Package. Guests stay in the Presidential Suite. A noted photographer will offer guests a personalized portrait taken within the hotel, presented later in a Tiffany frame. Guests also receive a Jaeger- LeCoultre Reverso watch with the hotel’s 125th anniversary commemorative engraving. Completing the experience is a five-course Elizabethan Grill Tribute Tasting Dinner at Raffles Grill and an exclusive bottle of Private Label Billecart-Salmon champagne. Prices from SGD 19,650.
For The Culture Seeker
Raffles Dubai offers a special ‘Dubai Floor’ offering over 21,000 square feet lavish design. The exclusive floor creates a residential sanctuary for a sophisticated and luxurious experience. Guests can choose from favorite Arabic scents and customized linen, while also enjoying exclusive benefits including the use of a private chef, dedicated butler, private elevator access, 24-hour check-in and a private limousine service. Penthouses from 15,000 AED per night, Presidential Suites from 33,000 AED per night and Royal Suites from 50,000 AED per night.
For The Relaxer
The Short and Suite package offered at the Raffles Jakarta begins in the luxurious 1,044 square foot Artist Suite and offers floor to ceiling windows, panoramic views of the city and access to the Ciputra Artpreneur Museum. Package includes gourmet breakfast at the Arts Café, airport transfers and one high tea for two at The Writers Bar. Prices start at $875 USD per night. For those looking for a calming retreat, the Relax and Unwind package offers accommodation in a Gallery or Garden View Suite, breakfast at the Arts Café, a la carte at The Writer’s Bar or in the comfort of a suite, plus complimentary business services at the Library, use of the hotel’s boardroom, and evening cocktails at The Writers Bar, the Navina Pool Bar or in the suite with a selection of hors d’oeuvres served tableside. Prices from $925 USD per night.
Four Seasons Maui: Calling all Couples
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is celebrating Couples Season, set for September through November, 2015, by offering guests who book a stay at the resort the best rates of the year, no resort fee, special pricing in the restaurants as well as spa and boutique shop discounts, and many more complimentary activities and perks. Add to this: guests who book the resort’s popular “Experience More” package can receive a resort credit of up to $1000 that can be applied toward services at The Spa and at three highly acclaimed restaurants: Ferraro’s, DUO, and Spago.